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Success in the Cross Country continues in the McConnell Shield

NBH RACE REPORT w/e Sunday 4th NOVEMBER 2108

McConnell Shield XC (Saturday 3rd November)
The NBH men took to the road and headed to Sixmilewater Park, Ballyclare to take part in the 84th McConnell Shield, a race organised by East Antrim Harriers. The men, buoyed by their very successful start in the Cross Country Season, continued their successful form with Mark McKinstry picking up his first ever win at this event. This was after a dominant performance, Mark took to the front immediately and relentlessly covered the tough five lap course, crossing the finish line in first place in 25:33. The winning team members were Mark McKinstry, Eamonn White, Kent Swann and Neil Carty. Laurence Johnston was second home and won his age category in the Female and M60 VETS Race. Also receiving age category wins in the Mens Open were Eamonn White (M45) Neill Carty (M50) and David Clarke (55). Carol Clarke was the sole female representative this week in this cross country race.

1st 25.31 Mark McKinstry M35
14th 27.57 Eamonn White M45
16th 28.11 Kent Swann M35
21st 29.01 Neil Carty M50
29th 29.59 David Clarke M55
30th 30.03 James Wallace M55
69th 34.13 Ray Cameron M40
82nd 40.41 Lyle Carleton M55
84th 41.48 Philip McIlwrath M40

Female and M60 VETS
2nd Laurence Johnston M60 17.57
32nd Carol Clarke F50 22.15

                          Photos from NiRunning Facebook

Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run (Saturday 3rd November)
Both the 5km and the 10km races started at the Mary Peters Track. The routes covered track, forest trail, country roads, National Trust property of Minnowburn and the banks of the river Lagan. Among the many participants competing in the 10km were a number of our own North Belfast Harriers.

Photo from NBH News/ Events Facebook

254 Francesca McAreavy 56:49
259 Catherine Seawright 57:06
260 Robbie Speers 57:58

Decathlon 10km Belfast
This race started and finished outside the Decathlon Store at Holywood Exchange and wove its way around the roads close to Belfast City Airport. Among the 448 finishers were many NBH members, many  achieving PBs. Congratulations to all finishers. Paddy McAuley finished in Position 27 in 00:40:46.

123 Lorraine Hibburt 00:48:36 PB
251 Laura Connolly 00:55:08
253 Tanya Conway 00:55:13
278 Joanne Curran 00:56:14 PB
291 Ciara Magennis 00:57:09 PB
308 Sonia Millar 00:58:09 PB
310 Caroline Montgomery 00:58:12 PB
317 Karen McClean 00:58:29 PB
318 Jennifer Clements 00:58:32 PB
326 Joanne McAllister 00:58:47
327 Roisin Fahy 00:58:49 PB
339 Jennifer Butcher 00:59:19 PB
348 Fergus Jamison 01:00:14
359 Sinead Russell 01:01:33
376 Claire Browning 01:03:02 PB
398 Cliodhna Lynch 01:05:45 PB
411 Grainne Stephens 01:07:16
437 Angela Greenhill 01:12:36
440 Ciara Lyons 01:12:38


Photo from NBH News / Events Facebook

EAMS Hallowe’en Frighter(Sunday 4th November)

The annual EAMS Halloween Frightener took place @ 8.30am on Sunday 4th November 2018 from Loughshore, with the route taking in Gideons Green. After running in costume in last week’s Dublin Marathon, our own Robbie Speers resisted the urge to enter into the spirit and run Sunday’s in Hallowe’en dress. He completed the distance in 5 hours 22 minutes which is a PB for him. Well done!

New York City Marathon (Sunday 4th November)
The world’s largest marathon and New York City’s 48th took place on Sunday. Among the 50,000 competitor from around the globe were 2 female athlestes from North Belfast Harriers. Elaine Holmes and Rosy Ryan proudly wore the NBH vest as they crossed the city in perfect running conditions, 13 degrees Celsius, sun and little or no wind. Elaine broke the 4 hour barrier when she crossed the finishing line in 3:57:52. Rosy Ryan completed the 26.2 miles in 7:45:26.


Photo from Elaine Holmes                               Photo from Phillip McIlwrath

parkrun results (Saturday 3rd November)

Congratulations to Eimear Nugent and to Angela Greenhill who achieved new PBs on Saturday at the Waterworks. It was a big day for the Waterworks parkrun as it was celebrating its 8th birthday. Thanks to NBH member Matt Shields, aka, Mr Parkrun, the Waterworks hosted the very first parkrun in Ireland in November 2010. Ireland now boasts 75 parkruns and 13 junior parkruns.

6 Paul CURLEY 17:58
8 Simon REEVE 18:53
19 Drew KNOX 20:54
23 Sean MCSHANE 21:04
37 Sam CARR 22:44
44 Fionnuala O’HARE 23:07
46 Anthony FLEMING 23:11
47 David CURRAN 23:16
51 Gary BLYTHE 23:32
55 Greg MCCLURE 23:44
63 Colin SIMPSON 24:12
72 Tony REID 24:36
87 Maurice PALMER 25:20
96 Eimear NUGENT 25:41 New PB!
126 Matt SHIELDS 27:22
137 Gerry ANDERSON 27:57
142 Niamh MCAULEY 28:23
143 Katrina MCAULEY 28:23
149 Nicola MCSTRAVICK 28:44
153 Padraigin BINGHAM 28:54
159 Stella HARRISON 29:16
160 Nuala MAHON 29:19
161 Thomas MCKINSTRY 29:32
162 Jim CLINTON 29:33
176 Gemma LOWE 31:01
182 Trisha MURRAY 31:47
183 Margaret STEPHENS 31:53
184 Heather WILSON 31:54
195 Angela GREENHILL 33:13 New PB!
196 Marian HAYES 33:34
197 Gabrielle MALLAGHAN 33:35
198 Sandy CARR 33:35
205 Philip MCILWRATH 33:50
208 Lyle CARLETON 33:53
216 Eadaoin DONALDSON 34:46
220 Maire JAMISON 35:52
229 Angela ROGAN 37:50
239 Elisabeth FRENCH 41:13

26 Damien GILL 23:11
29 Ciaran HUNTER 23:21
77 Paul WILLIAMS 27:04
108 Vincent BRADLEY 29:44
109 John LAVERY 29:46

4 Roisin HUGHES 21:07
9 John MCCONNELL 22:25

FOREST REC, Nottingham
6 Conor O’RAWE 19:25

11 Martin COX 19:52

16 Helen F WEIR 21:54

30 John Gerard MURPHY 26:31